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Pneumonia victim's estate blames hospital for death

By The Cook County Record | Mar 13, 2015

A hospital and several doctors are facing a wrongful death lawsuit over allegations a patient died from pneumonia.

Rainie Doolin, as administrator of Linda McAuliffe’s estate, filed suit Feb. 3 in Cook County Circuit Court against University of Chicago Medical Center and Drs. Darren King, Anna Halpern and Ryan Dunn, as well as registered nurses Amber Turi and Sara Otto.

According to the complaint, McAuliffe was a patient at the hospital, where she died Feb. 5, 2013. Doolin alleges that the doctors and hospital failed to order tests in time to save her.

Doolin is seeking damages, as well as attorney’s fees, and is represented by Amanda L. Brasfield, of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court, case no. 2015L001102.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and represents only one side of the story.

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